It’s time for another batch of new releases, and this week we are serving up some delicious hits that are certain to satisfy everyone! On the menu are TV season sets, hot comedies, enticing thrillers, and so much more. So if you have an appetite for entertainment, let us serve you up this look at what titles are now available!
The Bob’s Burgers Movie (2022)
The cartoon comedic calamities of your favorite chophouse clan come to the big screen, as the Belchers’ latest misfortunes involve a sinkhole opening up at the doorstep of Bob’s Burgers–with the corpse of a long-missing carny at the bottom. Laughs abound as Bob, Linda, and Teddy turn to street cart vending to pay the bills, while the kids look to solve the murder mystery. With the voices of H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Kristine Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Larry Murphy.
No Sudden Move (2021)
Detroit, 1954: Local hoods Curt Goynes (Don Cheadle) and Ronald Russo (Benicio del Toro) signed on for a seemingly straight muscle job–holding the family of GM accountant Matt Wertz (David Harbour) hostage as he delivered on a blackmail. However, the prize at stake is worth more than anyone’s telling–and the thugs face a skein of double- and triple-crosses as they try to get out alive. Steven Soderbergh’s crackling thriller co-stars Jon Hamm, Amy Seimetz, Brendan Fraser, Kieran Culkin, Ray Liotta.
Let Them All Talk (2020)
Expected in Britain for an award, ailing novelist Alice Hughes (Meryl Streep) opted to come over on the Queen Mary 2. Her make-good invite along to estranged college friends Roberta (Candice Bergen) and Susan (Dianne Wiest) would have surprising repercussions–while her nephew Tyler (Lucas Hedges) would mistake the determined but covert efforts of agent Karen (Gemma Chan) for intel on Alice’s work-in-progress for romantic interest, in Steven Soderbergh’s clever, largely improvised dramedy.
The Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
Latter-day Warners swashbuckler for Errol Flynn casts him as the legendary swordsman and seducer, ejected by scandal from Elizabethan England and seeking personal redemption from the Spanish Crown. Can he resist his forbidden affection for Queen Margaret (Viveca Lindfors), and foil the treacherous designs on the throne of a devious duke (Robert Douglas)? Ann Rutherford, Alan Hale, Robert Warwick also star.
Miami Blues (1990)
Energetic actioner laced with comedy stars Alec Baldwin as Frederick J. Frenger Jr.–b/k/a “Junior”–a smooth-talking and mentally unhinged hood who “borrows” the badge of a scruffy detective (Fred Ward) and sets out on a violent campaign against criminals…but manages to launch his own crime spree in the process. Jennifer Jason Leigh co-stars as Junior’s heart-of-gold hooker girlfriend; with Charles Napier, Nora Dunn.
Drive My Car (Criterion Collection)(2021)
Actor Yūsuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) dearly loved his wife Oto (Reika Kirishima), despite her infidelities–and her abrupt death pushed him to mental collapse. Offered a comeback staging of “Uncle Vanya,” his backers insisted on his being chauffeured by damaged young Misaki (Tōko Miura)…and the initially dismissive thespian finds someone who can help him process his grief. Winner of the Best International Feature Film Oscar also stars Masaki Okada.
The amazing adventure begins in the mid-21st century, as humankind expands its undersea colonization efforts and a tenuous world peace is enforced by the United Earth Oceans (UEO). In order to protect the fledgling underwater colonies from unknown dangers and hostile invaders lurking in the depths of Earth’s last frontier, the UEO recruits Captain Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider) to command the high-tech battle submarine SeaQuest and its diverse and eclectic crew. Along for the ride are a roster of stellar guest stars, including Charlton Heston, William Shatner, Seth Green, Kellie Martin and Kent McCord. All 57 episodes are included in this set.
Yellowjackets: Season One (2021)
This acclaimed Showtime series is set in 1996 and 2021, focusing on the struggle for survival faced by the members of a high school girls soccer team after their plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness, as well as the present-day lives of four of the women (Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci, Tawny Cypress), who still find themselves haunted by their dark past. With Sophie Nélisse, Sophie Thatcher, Sammi Hanratty, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Ella Purnell. 10 episodes on 4 discs.
Set in the same universe as “Arrow” and “The Flash,” this thrilling DC Comics-inspired series debuted in 2016. Time-traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) must assemble a group of heroes and villains in an effort to prevent a future where the Earth is conquered by an evil despot. The team includes shrinking crimefighter the Atom (Brandon Routh), reincarnated warriors Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) and Hawkgirl (Ciara Renée), the icy Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller), and Martin Stein (Victor Garber) and Jefferson Jackson (Franz Drameh), who join together to become the heroic Firestorm. All 13 episodes from the final season are featured in this three-disc set.
After their harebrained scheme to end the War of Spanish Succession went fatally awry, two 18th-century British military officers (Robert Morley, Felix Aylmer) were condemned to haunt their West End digs until such time as the house got visited by royalty. The dispirited spirits’ two-century quest to engineer that occurrence drives this charming take on Caryl Brahms and S.J. Simon’s “No Nightingales.” Yvonne Arnaud, Claude Hulbert, Abraham Sofaer, Ernest Thesiger co-star.
Filmmaker Oliver Stone, director of 1991’s “JFK,” continues his exploration into the assassination of the 35th President with this pair of illuminating documentaries, both narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Donald Sutherland. First, “JFK: Revisited: Through the Looking Glass” looks at recently declassified documents for a fresh take on a fateful tragedy. And, the four-part 2021 series “JFK: Destiny Betrayed” delves deep into Kennedy’s presidential policies and the aftermath of his death.
There Are No Saints (2022)
He might have done his time in lockup, but a raft of old enemies have made former hit man Neto “The Jesuit” Niente (José María Yazpik) very much a prisoner of his past. When a vengeful cartel lord (Ron Perlman) kidnaps Niente’s young son (Keidrich Sellati), he faces a dangerous trek into Mexico in order to get him back. Riveting revenge actioner scripted by Paul Schrader co-stars Paz Vega, Shannyn Sossamon, Tim Roth, Neal McDonough, Brian Cox, Tommy Flanagan. AKA: “The Jesuit.”
Native Son (1951)
For this first, Argentina-shot screen take on Richard Wright’s explosive 1940 novel, the author himself portrayed Bigger Thomas, a struggling young African-American in Depression-era Chicago who lands a chauffeur’s job with an affluent family. The patronizing overtures of the household’s left-leaning daughter (Jean Wallace), however, set the stage for ultimate tragedy. Willa Pearl Curtis, Gloria Madison, George Rigaud, Gene Michael also star.
The Sacred Spirit (2021)
Tapas bar owner José Manuel (Nacho Fernández) watched as his eccentric little community was roiled by the disappearance of his young niece. He also belonged to the oddest of the local oddballs–a UFO conspiracy club ready to blame the case on alien abduction–but none among them would be prepared for the truth that was actually out there. Flavorful dark farce also stars Llum Arqués, Joanna Valverde, Rocío Ibáñez, José Ángel Asensio.
The identity of the leader of the political conspiracy-based movement QAnon must be ascertained–and the Reno Sheriff’s Department has inexplicably been assigned the task. Now, the deputies will go undercover on a QAnon booze cruise in order to infiltrate the organization and expose the mysterious Q once and for all. What could go wrong? Thomas Lennon, Kerri Kenney-Silver, Robert Ben Garant, Niecy Nash star in this made-for-streaming comedy, based on the long-running TV show.
The Righteous (2021)
In the wake of his adopted daughter’s tragic death, former priest Frederic Mason (Henry Czerny) was consumed with doubt about his life’s choices. When injured stranger Aaron Smith (writer/director Mark O’Brien) appeared at his doorstep, he and wife Ethel (Mimi Kuzyk) brought him in…and as the guest shows improbable insights into their existence, a far from benign agenda comes to light. Bergmanesque chiller from Canada also stars Kate Corbett, Mayko Nguyen, Nigel Bennett.
God Told Me To (1976)
Writer/director Larry Cohen delivers a controversial, way-out thriller starring Tony Lo Bianco as a New York cop trying to stop a series of bizarre sniper killings in which the shooters all say, “God told me to.” The man behind the bloodshed is a pale-skinned cultist (Richard Lynch) who claims to be the product of a human-alien breeding. Sandy Dennis, Deborah Raffin, Robert Drivas, and Sylvia Sidney co-star. AKA: “Demon.”
Diagnosed with terminal illness, Sarah (Karen Gillan) weighed her options–and she chose cloning herself. As she trained her new double (Gillan, again) to carry on her existence, however, her disease went into remission. Matters got worse, as not only did those in her circle come to like the clone better–Sarah’s only legal recourse was to face the copy in mortal combat! Riley Stearns’ darkly satirical sci-fi saga also stars Aaron Paul, Theo James, Beulah Kole, Maija Paunio.
With the system’s hands tied after the murder of his daughter, William Duncan (Clive Standen) chose to deal with her killer himself–and in permanent fashion. Perhaps he should have heeded that passage about whom vengeance belongs to, because the thug’s father (Bruce Willis) and brother (Theo Rossi) are out to ensure that the inevitable cycle of violence repeats. Stunning thriller also stars Thomas Jane, Mike Tyson, Jackie Moore, Caia Coley.
Devil in a Blue Dress (Criterion Collection)(2022)
An unemployed ex-G.I. in 1948 Los Angeles is hired to locate a missing woman with ties to a mayoral candidate, but the search lands him in a deadly web of political corruption and forbidden passions. Denzel Washington shines as reluctant PI “Easy” Rawlins in this atmospheric mystery based on Walter Mosley’s novel, features fine supporting turns by Jennifer Beals, Tom Sizemore, and Don Cheadle as Rawlins’ trigger-happy sidekick, Mouse.